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Old 29-04-2010, 12:27   #1
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AAA Saloons head for Silverstone

The AAA (Ajec AWD Academy) Saloon Cup continues its debut 10-race season with a double-header at Silverstone on Saturday May 8th.
With a win and a runner-up spot in the opening two races of the season at Castle Combe, Nick Williamson and his race-proven Escort Cosworth look likely to start as favourites. Gary Prebble in his 700 bhp Evo VIII might well be a fly in the ointment. Prebble won the second race at Combe, having started at the back of the grid, but reveals that he last raced at Silverstone over 10 years ago, so will certainly be rather rusty.
Other contenders for the overall victory include Laurie Kilby in the Ajec Racing Evo (runner-up in Race 1) - he won and set a new lap record at Silverstone last year in the LMA Saloons, and Simon Norris in the Bogey Evo - with a potential 900 bhp he can never be discounted. Paul Doyle will be making his race debut behind the wheel of a 700 bhp Subaru; and while he lacks race experience he was running second fastest in the opening round of Time Attack a few weeks ago - so the car and driver are certainly a fast combination. A late entry is another 500+ bhp Escort Cosworth driven by Malcolm Wise. He's the 2004 Ford Saloon Car Champion and ended last season as the runner-up in the Dunlop Motorsport News Championship. It will be a real Escort vs Evo battle.
A pair of GpA drivers made their race debut in the Castle Combe round of the series, Richard Jones who retired his Launch Motorsport Evo with engine gremlins and a delighted Jonathan Faull - who picked up a 3rd place in Race 2.
In GpB, for cars restricted to 400 bhp, Steve Liquorish will once again be strapped into the Ergo/JRM Evo X and hoping to add to his cup collection - he picked up a runner-up throphy at Combe. His Evo received extensive front-end damage in the last outing and Steve is hoping that this time heíll be the GpB leader in both races, without the unwanted repair bills. His closest rival is again likely to be the Ajec Racing Ďguestí Evo VIII which took class victory in both of the opening races, but this time driven by Ben Anderson, Autosport magazineís staff racing driver. This will be Benís race debut in a saloon car although he has tasted success in single seaters. He tested the Evo earlier in the year at Silverstone, and despite ripping off some bodywork, is looking forward to the challenge of racing on his favourite circuit.
Having secured two third places in his first two races Feddie Leatham will be hoping his beginnerís luck streak continues when he reaches Silverstone behind the wheel of his Evo VIII.
At just 21 years old Dan Thackeray is easily the youngest driver in the series, but donít feel sorry for him because heís held a racing licence since he was just 15 and has already clocked up pole positions, race wins and fastest laps in several events over the years, most recently in the VW Cup. Completing the mixture of Group B cars are Angus Gorringe - he made his race debut at Combe last year in a BMW M3 - who will be racing his Tangerine Audi S2 while Martin Thomas will be hoping his Evo, which took him to second place in the second round at Combe, will once more be at the front end of the GpB pack.
This new series has attracted significant media interest with Motors TV confirming that they will be broadcasting a 25 minute programme from each of the 10 races. Full details about the series can be found at www.aaasaloons.com and on Facebook.
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Old 30-04-2010, 14:12   #2
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Any info on how much it is to get in to watch?
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Old 30-04-2010, 14:17   #3
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Any info on how much it is to get in to watch?

Not paid to get into a circuit since I was born !

Says on the Silverstone website prices start at £8

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Not bad for a days racing to watch cool thanks will pop down..
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Couldnt go in the end.

Any updates?
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Old 08-05-2010, 19:56   #6
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Not paid to get into a circuit since I was born !

Says on the Silverstone website prices start at £8
and you have been working the circuit a few yrs now hey
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Couldnt go in the end.

Any updates?
Results are on the Timing Solutions website.
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Intresting results there.
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anyone know what the weather/temps were?
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Both races were quiet wet.

And it was bloody cold all day
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Both races were quiet wet.

And it was bloody cold all day

And that would be my official weather report as well!
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And that would be my official weather report as well!
was it a full grid
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was it a full grid
We can always find space for Time Attack drivers who want to try motorsport with real men...
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just one or 2 spaces then or is it just for the cars that aint fastenough for time attack
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just one or 2 spaces then or is it just for the cars that aint fastenough for time attack
Some of our cars already do Time Attack to warm up for the real racing - while some of our other drivers have grown out of Time Attack completely...

You're more than welcome to come and have a go if you are man enough... I'll even arrange to give you your entry fee back if you win a race.....
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